Effects of Swine Flu A (H1N1) 2009 Prevention Program in Primary School Students
Keywords:swine fu A (H1N1) 2009, knowledge, attitude, practice perception
AbstractA quasi-experimental research aimed to compare knowledge, attitude, and practice perception to prevent transmission of and infection by pandemic infuenza type A (H1N1) among students at Ban Ladsabua School, Amphur Yangtalad, Kalasin province. Signifcant differences were determined by the paired t-test. The fndings revealed signifcant differences at p<0.05 in knowledge, attitude, and practice perception for preventing transmission of and infection by this infuenza. After health education, knowledge at the good level increased from 42.4% to 75.8 %, attitude at the excellent level increased from 6.1 % to 75.8%, and practice perception for preventing infuenza type A (H1NI) transmission at the most appropriate level increased from 63.6 % to 72.7%. Health education about pandemic influenza can improve knowledge, attitude, and practice. It is recommended that health professionals should focus on providing health services to support learning opportunities which can increase the level of understanding of people in communities for an appropriate method of disease transmission management.
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